Shinobi Steve

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About Shinobi Steve

  • Rank
    Makushita
  • Birthday 17/02/1983

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Armenia

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  • Heya Affiliation
    Takasago
  • Favourite Rikishi
    Asanoyama, Endo, Kotoshoho, Tobizaru, Tochinoshin

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  1. Shinobi Steve

    Sumo and Head Injury / Concussion

    Those videos are shocking. I found myself screaming "help him" at my computer screen.
  2. Shinobi Steve

    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    I agree that it's very surprising to see. He can bounce back though. Onosho recovered well from his 0-13 start back in July.
  3. Shinobi Steve

    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    Maybe he started sometime between May-July 2019? I'll leave it up to those skilled in Japanese to correct that. Nikkan Sport Article on Shohoryu
  4. Shinobi Steve

    Rikishi Status - 2021 Hatsu Basho

    Let's hope the record stands at 17 and we don't lose anymore. I think this Takakeisho kyujo will surprise absolutely no one.
  5. Shinobi Steve

    Greetings, from Indonesia.

    Welcome to the forum. Even if you can’t find fellow sumo fans in Indonesia, you can find lots here!
  6. Shinobi Steve

    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    Today may have been the best day of the basho for me so far. All of my favorites won. I’m really happy to see Asanoyama string together some good performances. I wonder how much of his slow starts the last few basho are because he has no one near his level in the heya to practice with?
  7. Shinobi Steve

    Makuuchi videos- January 2021- preview and days 1-13

    Large men prancing around in thongs with exposed breasts is just too much for innocent eyes.
  8. Shinobi Steve

    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    The Takakeisho kadoban train keeps rolling on. Crazy to see him in such poor form after last tournament.
  9. Shinobi Steve

    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    Daieisho!!! That match was really exciting. I thought it was all over for Daieisho when he pulled that throw.
  10. Shinobi Steve

    Banzuke Surfing Hatsu 2021 (16th Wave)

    Down the banzuke I fall. Wow... I even used a joker this time.
  11. Shinobi Steve

    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    Absolutely agree! There was a lot of negativity in other places online going into the first few days. Let's definitely keep our fingers crossed though and knock on wood for a successful second week.
  12. Shinobi Steve

    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    Akiseyama isn't ranked at M17 at least. We had enough winners from M17 in 2020. Terutsuyoshi's sald throw may not be quite as high tomorrow. The way he was holding his arm looked like it's going to be a little sore tomorrow.
  13. Shinobi Steve

    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    oops! My two favorite sports are Formula 1 and Sumo. So it’s natural to mix up two legendary Murray’s. Haha.
  14. Shinobi Steve

    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    I just want to take a moment to show some appreciation to Murray Walker and his commentary. After Akua lost, he tried to do some sort of flip back up onto his feet. Akua is a large man, so of course he only got about halfway. Nevertheless, the crowd audibly chuckled. On the commentary, Murray said “that’s probably the only impressive thing he did in that bout and it wasn’t during the bout.”
  15. Shinobi Steve

    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    Same for me! I'm very interested in the basho just because I like sumo. I don't think I've been a fan long enough to distinguish good sumo from bad sumo; I like to watch it all. Occasionally, I can check in live during the bouts. I'm five hours behind Japan, so the final hour of each day is during my lunch break. On the occasion I do get to follow live, maybe I'll post something. I usually only watch the matches in the evening though at home. The NSK World daily highlights come on at 8:30pm in my time zone, so that ends up being really convenient.